NEW?ULM - Tami Caudill, RN, a nurse at the New Ulm Medical Center, recently became an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). NUMC's Kitty Rolloff, RN, is also a certified lactation consultant.
IBCLCs have the specialized skills needed to:
Work together with mothers to prevent and solve breastfeeding problems.
Collaborate with other members of the health care team to provide comprehensive care.
Encourage a social environment that supports breastfeeding families.
Educate families, health professionals and policy makers about the far-reaching and long-lasting value of breastfeeding as a global public health imperative.
The International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE) defines the standards for IBCLC certification. These standards include prerequisite education in the health sciences, clinical experience in providing care to breastfeeding families and education in human lactation and breastfeeding.